January 8, 2012 13:04

Noel Gallagher: 'Oasis and Blur were the last great alternative bands in the charts'

High Flying Birds man says he watched Christmas Top Of The Pops and it was 'rubbish'

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Noel Gallagher has claimed that Oasis and Blur were the last great alternative bands to mount an "assault" on the charts and insisted that many of today's crop of pop stars are "dreadful".

The High Flying Birds man told the Daily Mirror that he had sat down to watch Top Of The Pops over Christmas and had been left unimpressed with the "rubbish" that was now filling the charts.

Gallagher, who released his solo LP 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' in October last year, said:

The days of Oasis and Blur were the last great assault on the charts by alternative music. Christmas Top Of The Pops was dreadful.

He went on to add: "Every song sounded like it came from the same field of music. There was a rap in there somewhere, everyone sang in a transatlantic soul voice and it was rubbish.

"The Britpop thing was vastly different. We were all great live bands, and that's gone now," he finished.

Noel Gallagher tours the UK this year, with arena dates booked in February and September. You can watch a video of him discussing his solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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